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1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe
On display at 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe

In 1953 the Eldorado name was introduced to mark Cadillac’s golden anniversary.

It became their flagship car and was limited to an exclusive Sport Convertible Coupe that was nearly double the standard Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Compared to a standard Series 62, the Eldorado featured different bodypanels with a signature dip on the top of the doors.

The Eldorado which translated to “the gilded one” – was a fitting name, as the limited-edition Cadillac cost an astounding $7,750 which was nearly double that of any other Cadillac model.

It was Detroit’s most expensive car, but, it was also one of the finest American automobiles built in the 1950s.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at USA
production 532
price $ $ 7,750
predeccesor 1952 Cadillac Roadster
succeccesor 1954 Cadlliac Eldorado Convertible
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed Synchromesh
displacement 5424 cc / 331 in³
power 156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 4150 rpm
specific output 38.72 bhp per litre
body / frame Steel Body
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums w/Power Assist
rear brakes Drums w/Power Assist
f suspension Independent w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorbers
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
transmission 3-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic